Joy from Look Nook Hook was generous enough to loan me her Suqqu palette to play with for our Project Swap. How can I turn down Suqqu?
Here I present to you Kakitsubata.
You know what, after owning a few Suqqu palette, I notice that some colours tend to be quite similar. There seems to always be a matte beige shade, two shimmery neutrals and an accent shade.
See what I mean. After owning a few it become quite hard to pick another palette that doesn't have similar colours.
The quality of most of the shadows is consistent to what I expect of Suqqu shadows with the exception of the matte navy blue shade. After swatching it I was quite disappointed by how it looked. I expected the same kind of almost creamy texture as the ivory shade.
|Swatched without primer|
I took pictures of every individual shade when applied to my lids but the sun was not cooperating and thus the colours looked aweful. These two are the ones that looked best.
I am very happy to report that the matte navy applied well and blended beautifully on my lids. I used the shimmery shell pink shade all over my lids and applied the matte ivory on my brow bones. The brown shade was applied on my lids up to the crease and the navy blue at the outer corner of my eyes and blended inwards.
Here I would like to give a shout out to dear Nonno (hey sweetie!) who suggested I try lining only 1/3 of the outer corner of my eyes, winging it out and tightlining the rest of my eye. I love it! It looks subtler than my standard full on black eye liner. Thank you my dear! I'm going to be doing my eyes like that from now on.
I took out my long neglected Burberry Lip Glow in No. 05 Tea Rose for some loving.
Please check out Joy's interpretation of Kakitsubata here. I think she did an awesome job.
Honestly, I don't think you need to collect all the Suqqu palettes. It is great to own one or two just to feel and see for yourself how amazing the textures are. This isn't a palette I would buy for myself because of the navy blue shade. I don't like navy blues per se. I am happy with how the eye look turned out, the blue made my normal neutral look more interesting.
Ratings: 3++ lipsticks